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An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the United Kingdom can provide Canadian students with an enriching experience that will expose them to another culture and broaden their horizons. Barclay Educational Services (BES) has standing partnerships with more than 20 leading universities in the UK, providing Canadian students multiple opportunities to explore the UK’s top universities.

Courses range from the traditional:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • To the unique – Investigative Journalism, Event Management, Globalization and Poverty & Development

If you’re interested in studying in the UK, BES provides a range of services that will help you get there. These services include guidance on transcripts, personal statements, references, tuition fees, living costs and student visa requirements. And the best part? When applying to our network of UK schools, there is NO FEE for our application and counseling services.*

* Standard UCAS application fees apply / some medical programs may not be included.


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    Anglia Ruskin University has its origins in the Cambridge School of Art, opened in 1858 by John Ruskin. It is now a UK government-funded university with degree awarding powers conferred by the Privy Council, a department of the British government. It has four faculties: Arts, Law and Social Science; Science and Technology; the Lord Ashcroft International Business School; Health, Social Care and Education. It has a student population of over 31,000 worldwide. Over 100 nationalities study at Anglia Ruskin University.

    Its purpose-built facilities are within the heart of Cambridge. In 2013, it will open its new commercial £2.5 million University Eye Clinic.

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    Anglia Ruskin

    Its Vision and Hearing Sciences programmes (which include Optometry, Ophthalmic Dispensing and Hearing Aid Audiology) are accredited by the General Optical Council (GOC); The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC); or the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). In 2012, 100% of students on Anglia Ruskin’s BOptom degree were satisfied (the third year in succession this course has received 100% satisfaction ratings). Anglia Law School is six times winner of National Client Interviewing Competition. In the most recent UK government Research Assessment Exercise, it was ranked the top modern university for Psychology, second for English (including contributions from Communication, Film and Media) and third for History.  It has a Top 10 ranking for student satisfaction in Film and Media (Sunday Times University Guide 2012).

    All students are allocated a personal tutor at the start of their course.

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    Lord Ashcroft Building, Cambridge

    It offers courses with a distinctive integration of theory and practice, so they prepare you for the world of work, as well as an Employer Mentoring Scheme to increase employability. Placement opportunities are available with many employers including: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse; BBC; MTV; Cambridge University Press. It has strong links with many of the 1440 creative businesses in Cambridge – a city identified as one of the UK’s top creative hotspots (NESTA Creative Clusters and Innovation report 2010).

    Fast Facts

    • Cambridge is a vibrant city with world famous festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge Beer Festival and Cambridge Film Festival.
    • London is only 45 minutes away by train.
    • Cambridge is at the heart of the high-tech centre known as Silicon Fen.
    • 10% of the UK’s computer games developers are within 5 miles of Cambridge City Centre.
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    Top 10 reasons to study at Aberystwyth University

    • Established in 1872 as the first University institution in Wales, Aberystwyth has a long reputation of academic excellence
    • Best in the country for overall student experience for two consecutive years (Times Higher Education Survey)
    • Top university for Student Satisfaction in the world according to a worldwide survey (International Student Barometer)
    • Number 1 University town in Wales (Number 8 in the UK) by MSN travel
    • 4th in the UK for the quality of its teaching and learning (Times Higher Education Survey)
    • On-campus accommodation guaranteed for international fee paying students
    • Generous bursary and scholarship schemes for international students
    • Fantastic scenery and lots of opportunities for sports and extra-curricular activities
    • Prominent alumni including international royalty and heads of state

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    City University London was founded in 1894, and is an international university with a reputation for academic excellence and a central London location. It was placed in the top five per cent of world universities by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 and is ranked 10th in the UK for both the employability of its graduates (by The Times Good University Guide 2011) and graduate starting salaries (by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011).


    Located in the heart of London, the university has one of the highest proportions of international and graduate students of any university in the UK.  With more than 21,000 students from more than 150 countries and academic staff drawn from more than 50 international locations, City University London has a truly international outlook.

    The university is made up of seven schools:

    • Cass Business School
    • The City Law School
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Arts
    • School of Informatics
    • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    • School of Social Sciences

    City University London prides itself on being the university for business and the professions and as such maintains close links with many professional institutions and businesses both at home and abroad with industry connections which feed directly into its research and teaching.  

    City University London also has a particularly high reputation in music where it is associated with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is highly regarded for journalism having launched the UK’s first graduate school of journalism.


    A number of interdisciplinary centres have also been launched at the university, designed to increase collaborative teaching and research across its schools as well as build stronger links with industry and academia.  These include the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, the Centre for Information Leadership, the Centre for Performance at Work and the City Collaborative Transport Hub.

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    Durham University is located in the small and ancient city of Durham in the heart of North East England, just a three-hour train journey north of London and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to experience life in a traditional British university.

    Since its foundation in 1832 Durham University has flourished and cemented a place of distinction both nationally and internationally. Durham City has captured the admiration of writers and artists for centuries, and as the only university in England to occupy a World Heritage Site (Durham Cathedral and Castle), it continues to capture the attention of travelers from all over the world.

    Every student at Durham University can choose a college to belong to, and there are 16 colleges to choose from. Although the colleges are purely residential facilities and not used for teaching, they are more than just a place to eat and sleep. Styles of college range from the brand-new, state-of-the-art, to traditional historic buildings such as Durham Castle!

    Enjoy Durham’s past, make the most of the present, and look forward to a future of possibilities!

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    The University of Essex offers outstanding teaching across 18 academic departments in four faculties: Law and Management, Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Humantities and Comparative Studies

    Essex was ranked 9th out of all UK universities in the 2008 Research Assessment (RAE) with many subjects were rated as ‘outstanding’ by international standards. 22% of our research was ranked as “world leading” and we were ranked first for Politics and Sociology, second for accounting and finance, third for economics and fourth for linguistics nationally.

    Essex’s strong academic ranking, international outlook and global network of successful alumni ensure its name is known and respected around the world. The University is developing a Global Alliance of universities worldwide to support the further development of our international profile.

    All our campuses are less than one hour from central London by train. The University’s largest campus is based in beautiful parkland at Colchester. Essex has a further state-of-the-art town centre campus at Southend, with our East 15 Acting school based at Loughton. The local airport of Stansted, less than 1 hour away, gives access via cheap flights to over 100 destinations in Europe and beyond.

    Although we are in the Top Ten of UK universities for teaching and research, we are most certainly not in the Top Ten for tuition fees, which start at £8500 per year rising to £15000 for our MBA programme. Despite our near to London location, our accommodation offers very good value compared with other UK universities with prices starting at around £65 per week.

    Essex guarantees on-campus accommodation for the first year of study to all our new international students. All rooms have internet access, some are ensuite and all are within 10 minutes walk of the teaching buildings.


    Fast Facts

    • World class teaching and research – We were ranked 7th in the UK for teaching quality in the most recent Government Teaching Assessments and 9th out of all UK universities in the 2008 Research Assessment (RAE) with many subjects rated as ‘outstanding’ by international standards.
    • 18 Departments – We offer courses across 18 academic departments in four faculties: Law and Management, Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Humanities and Comparative Studies
    • Ideally located – All our campuses are less than one hour from central London by train. The local airport of Stansted, less than 1 hour away, gives access via cheap flights to over 100 destinations in Europe and beyond.
    • A friendly and international environment – Currently 40% of our students come from outside the UK and from over 130 different countries worldwide
    • Outstanding academic and social facilities – Including modern science and engineering laboratories and award winning entertainment venues.
    • Award winning accommodation – We guarantee on-campus accommodation for the first year of study to all our new international students and all rooms are within 10 minutes walk of the teaching buildings.
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    The University of Exeter offers a combination of high-quality teaching within a research-rich environment. Students at the University of Exeter enjoy a safe study environment in exceptional campus surroundings and a learning environment that focuses on the development of both academic and employability skills. 

    Exeter has an excellent research foundation, with world-class research in all of the 31 subject areas in the university, and 89 per cent of Exeter’s total research is rated as being “internationally recognised.” 

    The university has a thriving multinational community of staff and students ensuring a friendly welcome for all. Canadian students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in fields as diverse as law, politics, biological sciences, education and psychology. The University of Exeter prides itself on providing students with an excellent learning experience, and tremendous opportunities to enjoy the British way of life in the cultural hub of the South West of England. An historic cathedral city that dates back to Roman times, Exeter has a great deal to offer, including local beaches, the beautiful English countryside and the friendly, buzzing atmosphere of the city.

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    The University of Exeter is proud of its track record of producing graduates who have gone on to rewarding careers, and the university is dedicated to helping its current and future students match these successes.

    *British and Canadian currency rates are based on an exchange rate of $1.59, and are accurate as of the date of this publication.

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    The University of Kent, the UK’s European University, is one of the UK’s most dynamic universities. It has campuses and centers in Canterbury, Medway, Paris, Brussels and Athens and is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout the region.  

    The international outlook of the institution adds to the cosmopolitan nature of the Kent experience. Excellence in teaching, variety in extra-curricular activities, and course related internship/work experience are well established. Time spent studying at overseas partner institutions is greatly supported. These opportunities contribute to Kent’s excellent graduate employability record.

    • Beautiful and friendly, 350-acre main campus overlooking the cathedral city of Canterbury
    • Specialist postgraduate schools in Brussels and Paris for international studies
    • A thriving cosmopolitan community with students from more than 120 different nationalities
    • Excellent accommodation, computing, sports, music, cultural, education and personal support facilities


    The University of Kent has centres of specialist education in both Brussels (international relations and law) and Paris (art, literature, film and culture). It awards a number of joint degrees and enjoys more than 100 partnerships with international institutions.

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the tutorials that were offered and gave students a chance to have a one-to-one interaction with their professor. The tutorials ensured no lingering questions were left unanswered after the lecture.

    I also highly recommend becoming involved with Kent Law Clinic, as you have a chance to handle client files, as well as gain insight about what it is like to practice law as a barrister or solicitor.

    Another recommendation is to become involved with the Marshalling at the Court in 3rd year, participating in moot court, and attending all of the evening seminars where legal topics are hotly debated by students and professors alike.”

    Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris (LLB)

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    The University of Leicester was founded in 1921 and gained its Royal Charter in 1957. The University occupies an attractive campus close to the centre of Leicester, a multicultural city of 300,000 people. Leicester is located in the East Midlands region of England, 160km north of London, a journey of 70 minutes by train. International students make up about 24 per cent of our full-time student population of 12,600. In the 2010-11 academic year this included 219 Canadian students.  

    Popular Master’s and PhD programs include Archaeology, Financial Economics, Geographical Information Systems, Global Environmental Change, Mass Communications, Molecular Genetics and Museum Studies. We also offer degree programmes in Law (both 3-year LLB and 2-year graduate entry Senior Status programmes) and Medicine.

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    The Guidhall with Leicester Cathedral (St Martin’s): Please credit Leicester Shire Promotions.

    The University Library has been completely refurbished and extended as part of a CAD 450 million campus development plan, and has impressive new study facilities, including a high level of network connectivity. The redevelopment of the Students’ Union, which includes a 1,750-capacity entertainment venue, shops, cafés, a bank and a student advice centre, was completed in September 2010.

    Leicester offers a wide range of catered and self-catering University-managed accommodation to suit all tastes. We guarantee accommodation to all new students who apply by specified deadlines.

    The city also offers a good supply of private sector accommodation.


    All new international students are encouraged to attend the Welcome Programme in the week before the start of the academic year. This provides an excellent opportunity to settle into a new way of life. The International Students’ Association (ISA) is one of the biggest student societies. It organises day trips and weekends away to destinations all over the UK.

    Leicester is a student city: during term-time 12 per cent of Leicester’s population are students. Whether it’s shopping, eating out, nightlife, entertainment, music, festivals or sport, Leicester has something for everyone. Leicester is the UK’s first Environment City, with many parks and green spaces, including the University’s Botanic Garden.


  • Newcastle University offers a high-quality academic experience in the heart of one of Britain’s best university cities.  Regarded as the capital of the North East of England, Newcastle is a lively, modern city located beside one of the North’s major rivers, the Tyne. Newcastle is famous for its world-class culture, fascinating history, beautiful architecture and passion for sport.   Whether your preference is for the attractions and convenience of city living or for exploring castles, coastlines and countryside, the region has something to offer you. 

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    From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today is counted amongst the best universities in the world.

    The Newcastle name is globally recognised and this is reflected in the cosmopolitan population of our campus. Around 3,000 of our 19,500 undergraduates and postgraduates are international students, representing more than 100 different countries.

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    Newcastle University has a long tradition of welcoming overseas students and is delighted that this includes many from Canada and North America. Newcastle is easily reached from many cities including London, Manchester and Edinburgh, with regular direct flights and trains operating. As a Newcastle student, you will be welcomed into a supportive study environment in one of Britain’s safest cities.   We provide a complete package of care from the first point of contact through to graduation and beyond. 

    Fast Facts:

    • Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group, the association of the 20 leading research-intensive UK universities.
    • Students love our city-centre campus, within easy walking distance of the City’s attractions.
    • Living costs for students are amongst the lowest in the UK (accommodation, transport, general cost of living etc).
    • The University is rated highly by international students for its Careers Service, Library, and overall student experience (International Student Barometer survey).
    • Newcastle graduates are amongst the most employable, with more than nine out of ten going on to employment or further study.

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  • Oxford Brookes University is committed to providing students with a first-class teaching and learning environment. With nearly 19,000 students enrolled on a wide range of disciplines across our three main campuses in Oxford, Oxford Brookes is a vibrant and exciting place to study a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate degree. More than 20 per cent of our students are international students, coming from 120 different countries worldwide, and we thrive on our multicultural environment.

    Our Canadian students enjoy subjects such as law, architecture, planning, urban design, business, creative writing, publishing, automotive and motorsport engineering.


    We have excellent links with industry and many of our programs are designed with real life skills in mind. More than 60 of our courses include work placements in all sorts of organizations, which is why our graduates have proved to be so successful in the job market.

    Oxford Brookes is situated 60 miles from London in the beautiful city of Oxford. As one of the world’s great student cities, Oxford is a great place to live and study as it is big enough to offer something for people of all interests, yet small enough to feel welcoming and accessible.


    Oxford is famous for its architecture, rowing, punting and scenic riverside walks. And it’s easy to see why it has been voted the top city for culture in the UK for the last two years running. With its world renowned cultural heritage, Oxford is filled with theatres, live music venues, museums and art galleries. The city is also bursting with restaurants, cafés, bars, cinemas and shops.

    And if you want to visit London it’s only one hour away by train and there are also cheap, frequent buses to and from the capital, and Heathrow and Gatwick airports, which run 24 hours a day.


    Our International Student’s Advisory Service (ISAS) can help with a range of issues including immigration, employment, financial matters and personal problems. The team also organises an extensive welcome and induction programme as well as numerous social events.

    To help our international students with the cost of studying abroad, Oxford Brookes offers a range of scholarships for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and are paid towards the cost of your tuition fees.


    Fast Facts

    • Voted best modern university in the UK by the Sunday Times University Guide ten years in a row
    • Only UK modern university to have achieved 24 subjects rated as excellent for teaching.
    • Excellent links with industry – offers more than 60 courses that include work placements. Companies who have employed graduates from Oxford Brookes include BMW, Microsoft, and Virgin Atlantic.
    • First Fair Trade University in the world.
    • Truly international experience – 20% of the student population come from over 120 different countries.
    • 90% of our students would recommend the University to other students.
    • Close proximity to London – frequent busses that run 24 hours a day.
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    Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally renowned University of London. The college has a student population of more than 16,000 students, around 20 per cent of whom are from overseas, contributing to a truly cosmopolitan environment that is extremely welcoming to students from all over the world.


    Queen Mary is a campus-based university, located in vibrant east London, just 15 minutes away from central London. As the only college of the University of London to offer a fully integrated campus in central London, you can live, study and socialize all in one place.


    Queen Mary has its roots in four historic colleges: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College.

    The Mile End campus is historically the home of Queen Mary College, which began life in 1887 as the People’s Palace, a philanthropic endeavour to provide the people of east London with education and social activities. It was admitted to the University of London in 1915.

    Today Queen Mary is one of UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. Queen Mary’s 3,000 staff delivers world class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects in humanities, social sciences and laws, in medicine and dentistry and in science and engineering.


    The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, published in December 2008, confirmed Queen Mary’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.

    Although the size and diversity of Queen Mary gives it all the characteristics and facilities of a university in its own right, it is also part of the federal University of London, a wide-ranging body comprising some 40 academic institutions and 120,000 students. Together, these make it the largest and most diverse university in the country. It also means that, although Queen Mary is a self-governing institution, students are able to take advantage of the wide and varied educational and social facilities of the University of London.

    Queen Mary is a popular destination for Canadian students and currently there are around 70 Canadian students studying a variety of subjects, popular subjects include law, medicine and politics.



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    The University of Brighton is a community of over 21,000 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, all on the sunny south coast of England.

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    With over 500 courses to choose from, the University of Brighton is a modern, innovative institution on one of the liveliest sections of the UK coast. We will provide you with excellent learning opportunities and will support you in every way to make the most of them. 

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    Choose to be a part of a UK university that gives students relevant academic knowledge and the opportunity to use that knowledge and gain real-world work experience. More than 3,000 students from outside the UK join us each year.

    • Innovative and globally relevant – benefit from a course that is developed and taught within an active research community focused on quality and innovation.
    • Global Brighton community – join a global community of lecturers, researchers, students and alumni that includes people from over 140 countries.
    • Beautiful coastal locations – experience British culture in a university that includes three campuses in historic locations on the sunny south coast of England.


    Fast Facts

    • 90% of graduates are in employment or further education within six months of completing their degree
    • Currently many Canadian students are at Brighton studying courses such as Pharmacy, Law, Business and Arts
    • The University of Brighton has invested over £100 million in equipment and building in the last decade and another £100 million is planned for the next
    • Currently offer 40 international scholarships to full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of tuition for each year
    • Less than an hour to central London and only 30 minutes from Gatwick International airport
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    Brighton Uni night images
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    Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol has had a reputation for innovation since gaining its Royal Charter in 1909. Bristol’s research activity tackles some of the world’s most important issues such as disease, climate change, food security, energy and social justice. Our academics are renowned for their expertise at home and abroad, which means superb learning opportunities for you and the chance to be part of some exciting discoveries.  

    The University departments, libraries and halls of residence are situated within the city, and most University buildings are within easy walking distance of one another and Bristol’s city centre life. Within five minutes, you could be drinking coffee in one of the city’s many cafes or wandering around the City Art Gallery. There are plenty of music and clothes shops a few steps from the main University precinct or, for a complete change of scene, walk down to the historic dockland of Bristol with its many cafes, bars and restaurants.


    Bristol has been welcoming international students for more than 50 years, and we are one of the most diverse universities in the UK, with students from over 120 countries. There are more than 18,000 students at Bristol, who make up over 20% of the student population.

    Bristol graduates join a vibrant global community of 145,000 graduates in more than 180 countries – a great network to belong to that can bring lifelong career and social benefits. We are very proud of our alumni throughout the world and are extending that network every year. Bristol alumni include notable figures in academia and industry, including 11 Nobel laureates. 

    Bristol offers a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral research degrees. We have 45 academic departments and 15 research centres across six faculties: Arts, Engineering, Medical & Veterinary Science, Medicine & Dentistry, Science, and Social Sciences & Law.

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    Law Library, Wills Building. Scanned from transparency December 2006.

    Fast Facts

    • University founded in 1876, Royal Charter in 1909
    • 18,000 students from over 120 countries
    • Graduate alumni network of 145,000 in 180 countries
    • 11 Nobel laureates
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    The University of York has developed considerably since it was established in 1963. There are currently over 13,000 students, with 10,400 of them following undergraduate degree programmes in the arts, sciences and social sciences. There are 3000 international students from more than 100 countries, making up 20% of the total student population.

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    The main campus at Heslington, a short walk from York city centre, is situated around a large lake. The campus is generally traffic-free, so it is easy and quick to move around. There are fast and frequent bus services to and from the city and an effective network of cycle paths.

    A major expansion of the Heslington campus is underway. Goodricke College, the Departments of Computer Science and Theatre, Film and Television, and the York Law and Management Schools have all relocated to state-of-the art facilities on Heslington East. Phase two includes plans for a £9m sports village, opening in 2012. A smaller campus, King’s Manor, is located in the city centre. It houses the Department of Archaeology and some staff in the Departments of English, History and History of Art.

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    Living, learning and social life all happen within the Colleges as most of them include residential accommodation, academic departments, and computer suites, as well as a venue for social events.

    The largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, York Minster majestically dominates the York skyline and you can circle the city centre as you walk around the ancient city walls. Whatever your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy drama, dance, music, opera and comedy. If you prefer, there are cinemas, clubs and a huge range of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants. As well as having professional football and rugby clubs, York is very well served for sports facilities.


    Just outside York lies some of Britain’s most impressive countryside with a great many places of natural beauty and historic interest. Positioned midway between London and Edinburgh, York is easily accessible. By train, London and Manchester are only two hours away. By air, York can be reached from Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle and Manchester airports.


    Fast Facts

    • The attractive, parkland 200-acre campus is just 25 minutes’ walk from the historic city of York.
    • The college system is a major part of the student experience at York. Each college has its own distinctive identity, atmosphere, facilities and history.
    • The University’s strengths in teaching, learning and research, combined with the attractions of the city of York, offer a strong incentive to choose York – one of Britain’s most successful universities.

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    Founded in 1495 as Columbus was opening up the New World, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s most internationally distinguished universities and within the top 150 higher education institutions worldwide.


    All single international students are guaranteed a single occupancy room in University Halls of Residence for at least the first year of study. There is a huge variety of extracurricular and voluntary opportunities available with over 150 clubs and societies based on campus, from the Scottish Dancing Society to the Underwater Hockey Club. It’s important that all students are fully integrated to life within the University, as we actively promote an international living and working environment, with students from over 120 countries represented within the student body.

    As a place, Aberdeen is able to offer students the big city feel while still small enough to offer a very friendly, student-city atmosphere. It is also one of the most dynamic, prosperous and beautiful regions in the UK, with miles of golden sandy beaches and coast as well as nearby countryside, castles and distilleries.


    Fast Facts

    • Founded in 1495, as Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK
    • Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
    • Student community representing 120 nationalities 
    • 16,000 students:  46% men 54% women, and 19% mature undergraduates  
    • Over 600 first degree programmes and more than 140 taught Masters programs 
    • 97% graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months  
    • Libraries with over a million volumes, priceless historic material, and seven museum collections recognised as nationally important
    • Over 150 sports clubs and societies, and the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village which opened summer 2009
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    We are a truly international University with 36.8 % of our students coming from overseas and course materials designed to give you the global perspective required for today’s worldwide marketplace.

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    Car park frontage of Craiglockhart, students walking

    Fast Facts

    • Edinburgh Napier University offers industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice.
    • The University offers excellent support services for international students, including airport meet and greet, first week activities and International Students’ Club.
    • The University has some of the most modern teaching and learning facilities in Scotland, including free computer/internet access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
    • The University has proactive careers support, which includes job preparation master classes, employer networking events and career fairs.
    • Its campuses are located in Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh – a compact, safe, friendly and cosmopolitan city.
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    Sighthill interior foyer area with students


    Edinburgh Napier offers a huge variety of undergraduate degrees and more than 100 different professional postgraduate courses, with taught and research opportunities in its three faculties:

    • The Business School
    • Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries
    • Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences

    Edinburgh Napier is a multi-campus university and has three main campus located across Scotland’s capital city. The state-of-the-art Sighthill Campus is home to the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, providing a modern, purpose-built, sustainable building with premier teaching and learning facilities. It has been designed to create a great learning environment, to help students graduate with the best possible career prospects.

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    Interior of Egg lecture theatre

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    Craiglockhart old frontage


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    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh was established in 1875 and has around 5000 students, including students from more than 65 different countries. Our small size means that we can offer a friendly and supportive environment for our students; in fact we were rated best in the UK for our international student support in a recent survey. Our most popular programmes amongst Canadian students are: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech & Language Therapy, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, International Health, Arts & Cultural Management and Psychology.


    Our courses are developed to prepare students for fulfilling careers: 92% of QMU graduates find employment or go on to further training within 6 months of graduating. 

    “QMU does an amazing job at making all of their students feel that they belong. The university feels more like a tight knit community thus making it appealing for those coming from far away. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in sports, clubs and societies. I have learnt some valuable lessons as well as made some amazing friends here at QMU, ones that I will have for years to come. Make the most of your education by coming to QMU – you will not be disappointed! “

    Shona MacDonald – Speech & Language Therapy (Hometown – Cambridge, ON)


    Please note, Queen Margaret University is a recognised institution for the purpose of certifying Canadian student loan applications. The Canada Student Loans Program allows students to borrow money from the Government of Canada to pursue higher education. 

    Fast Facts

    • £105 million new campus
    • Professionally relevant courses in healthcare, business and management, social sciences, drama and theatre arts
    • Student-centred approach to teaching, learning and assessment


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    The University of Strathclyde is one of the UK’s leading universities, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community. The tradition of ‘useful learning’ is at the heart of Strathclyde’s ethos, and students from all over the world are attracted by the University’s strong academic reputation and stimulating study environment.

    Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, and occupies a unique place among British universities by combining academic tradition with forward-thinking teaching and innovative research. The Strathclyde Business School is one of an elite group of schools to achieve triple accreditation from AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA placing it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. Faculty of Engineering is also one of the UK’s leading centres of engineering education and research, consistently achieving the highest ratings in official assessments of teaching quality and research.


    The University has four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and the Strathclyde Business School. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all disciplines and we are recognized as one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK. We also offer research-based programs in all departments.

    The University is based in the heart of the vibrant and friendly Scottish city of Glasgow, making it a great place to live and study. Glasgow is one of the UK’s best-preserved Victorian cities, which has over 70 public parks. The city is home to over 20 museums and art galleries, which are free of charge, and more than 200 other cultural organizations, including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and numerous theaters. The city offers a vibrant arts scene, cutting-edge music, great sporting facilities, an exciting selection of places to eat and so much more.



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    The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.


    Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

    Students are at the heart of what we do and we provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, we work with our student community to deliver high quality programs that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. We are ambitious for our students, and our flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.

    Stirling University

    A University at the heart of Scotland, Stirling is at the geographic heart of Scotland – dramatically positioned at the point where Lowland and Highland Scotland meet. A fascinating mix of old and new, Stirling has a reputation as one of the most attractive places to live in the UK.

    The city is a thriving, compact and welcoming community, and boasts a wide range of commercial and cultural facilities. Stirling has excellent direct rail and road links to the rest of Scotland and the UK. London and Europe’s other capitals are a short hop by air from either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, both of which are within easy reach of Stirling.




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    Top 10 reasons to study at Aberystwyth University

    • Established in 1872 as the first University institution in Wales, Aberystwyth has a long reputation of academic excellence
    • Best in the country for overall student experience for two consecutive years (Times Higher Education Survey)
    • Top university for Student Satisfaction in the world according to a worldwide survey (International Student Barometer)
    • Number 1 University town in Wales (Number 8 in the UK) by MSN travel
    • 4th in the UK for the quality of its teaching and learning (Times Higher Education Survey)
    • On-campus accommodation guaranteed for international fee paying students
    • Generous bursary and scholarship schemes for international students
    • Fantastic scenery and lots of opportunities for sports and extra-curricular activities
    • Prominent alumni including international royalty and heads of state
    • One of the safest and most affordable locations in the United Kingdom

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    Founded in 1920, Swansea is a vibrant, research-led university at the forefront of academic and scientific discovery.  Swansea is Wales’s second largest city with a population of approximately 250,000.   The campus is idyllically situated in 46 acres of rolling parkland, on the majestic three-mile sweep of Swansea Bay, enjoying a fantastic beachfront location and within easy reach of the bustling city. Swansea’s campus lifestyle fosters a welcoming, cosmopolitan community that offers something for everyone.

    Swansea is a very safe, friendly, inexpensive and cosmopolitan city offering a wide range of social, cultural and sporting facilities, including a spectacular waterfront marina, museum complex and sports stadium. The City’s soccer team – the Swans – have just been promoted to the Premier football division in the UK – a huge achievement and the first Welsh team ever to do so!

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    30/03/03 Swansea Uni. Redevelopment on site: Singleton Abbey, new buildings being constructed.

    Swansea is on the doorstep of the Gower Peninsula, a coastal national park that has 19 miles of dramatic and picturesque coastline – a showcase of spectacular, clean award-winning beaches – offering some of the UK’s best swimming and surfing.   Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is only 50 minutes away and the Brecon Beacons National Park is only 45 minutes away. London is only three hours away with direct trains running hourly.

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    “…a strongly campus-based lifestyle; a stylish campus, near the sea, or city, or mountains; generous accommodation either on campus or in a student community close-by; a wealth of cultural activity on campus; lots of high-quality sports provision – and a sound academic reputation! An impossible dream? Well without going too far over the top, we have to say that Swansea has it all…”

    – The Potter Guide to Higher Education in UK Universities & Colleges.

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    Fast Facts

    • Swansea won the UK’s first Best Student Experience award
    • The University has strong links with multinational companies including Boeing, Ericsson, IBM, Rolls-Royce, Sony, Tata and Infosys.
    • Scholarships are available for international students
    • Swansea has exchange partnerships with 12 universities in Canada
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    The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. With four unique, modern, and picturesque campuses located across South-Eastern Wales, this world-renowned applied research and vocational university is the largest in all of Wales and can trace its history back over 100 years.


    The University has over 30,000 students and 345 honours degree programs where students can benefit from the outstanding support, career skills, and clear progression pathways that the institution prides itself on. They are pleased to offer training in state-of-the-art simulated environments, including a courtroom; a forensic scene-of-crime house; film, fashion and music studios; a stock trading floor; an internationally acclaimed clinical simulation centre for medical and nursing professionals; an aerospace centre with a real airliner and flight simulator; and sporting facilities used and endorsed by world champions.

    Students from over 120 countries flock to Southern Wales to be a part of this thriving community, where 95% of alumni are employed within six months of graduation.

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    The University of South Wales is proud to bring together leaders from biology, engineering, chemistry, and physics into a single academic team at the Sustainable Environment Research Centre. The Centre aims to meet the energy security and environmental challenges of the new millennium, and has established the university as one of the most forward-looking institutions in its field.


    The University of South Wales is pleased to offer a welcoming environment for international students. There are numerous scholarship opportunities and the university is happy to assist with a range of non-academic issues such as immigration, cultural issues and daily life in the UK. Flexible teaching and learning methods ensure that students can tailor programs to meet their interests and career aspirations. The university has a strong record of working with the professions, industry, commerce and the voluntary sector to ensure that academic programs meet industry needs.

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    Queen’s University Belfast is one of the UK’s leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years. With more than 17,000 students from over 80 countries and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

    Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK. A 15-minute walk from the city centre, the University’s leafy campus gives its name to the attractive Queen’s Quarter, nestled between the buzz of nearby Botanic Avenue and the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum. In 2012, Belfast was voted one of the world’s top destinations for tourism. The region was also recognized for being the safest in the UK, and having the lowest cost of living!

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    The Lanyon Building

    Queen’s is at the forefront of globally leading research in key priority areas such as Green Chemistry, Secure Information Technologies, Food Security, Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Conflict Transformation, Health Sciences and Astrophysics. 

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    The Quad and Cloisters, summer

    The latest UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) revealed that all academic areas at Queen’s have research assessed as ‘world-leading’, and the University’s research strengths are reflected in the quality of our teaching.

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    Statue of Galileo in the Black & White Hall

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